Luxembourg Gets Marriage Equality!
The European country of Luxembourg will soon provide marriage equality to its same-sex couples. In a vote of 56 - 4 (an overwhelming majority!), the Chamber of Deputies approved the legislation on Wednesday. The vote came after a last minute campaign titled "Protector of the Child" failed to garner enough homophobic support, despite the new law also providing for protections for same-sex adoption.
Luxembourg's openly-gay Prime Minister Xavier Battel cheered the new law, which goes into effect January 1, 2015.
The small nation joins fellow marriage equality EU countries including the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Sweden, Portugal, Denmark, France and the UK.
(h/t: On Top)